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Pre-Operative Nursing Consult, Surgery


For Your Appointment | Parking | Finding Us | What to Expect

Contact and General Service Information

For Your Appointment

Your child’s Pre-operative Nursing Consult will take place in The Stollery Pre-Admission Clinic (PAC) located in 1C3.


  • Food or drink is not allowed in the waiting area.
  • If you have to bring other children, it helps if another adult can come with you.

Remember to bring:

  • Your child’s provincial healthcare card and birth certificate or passport.
  • Your guardianship papers for the child. (if applicable)
  • A list of all the medicine your child takes. This includes over the-counter medicines like vitamins and herbal supplements. If you need help with the list, you can ask your pharmacy for a printout or use Medication Lists and Tools
  • Bring any medical equipment, supplies, or medicine that your child needs during their stay. Bring medicine for the first 24 hours to ensure that there is no interruption to your child’s medication schedule
  • Books, games, and other items to keep your child busy while you wait
  • All the personal items that your child may need during their hospital stay

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Finding Us

From the East Public Parkade, cross the pedway, pass the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute information desk. Continue straight down the hall until the t-intersection (blue wall).Turn right and head into the main area of the University of Alberta Hospital. Look for the spiral staircase or the glass elevators to take you to Level 1. Look for the Rexall Pharmacy. Continue towards the glass exit doors to 114 Street.  The Stollery Pre- Admission Clinic will be on your left.

From the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station (LRT ETS Info), enter the 114 street entrance, with the Stollery bear located above the door. The Stollery Pre-Admission Clinic is on your immediate right.

From the Public Underground Parking, take the elevators to Level 1. Unit 1C3 – Stollery Pre-Admission Clinic is located in the south-west section on Level 1 near the Rexall Pharmacy.

From the hospital entrances on 112th Street, you will enter on Level 1. Unit 1C3 – Stollery Pre-Admission Clinic is located in the south-west section on Level 1 near the Rexall Pharmacy.

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What to Expect

Patients and families that require language interpretation will benefit from attending this consult. A nurse will meet with you and your child to discuss the best way to prepare your child for surgery. You may be asked questions about your child’s health and be provided with information about what to expect during your child’s hospital stay.

Any questions or concerns about your child’s hospital stay will be answered. The nurse will also make sure that if there are any tests that your child’s surgeon has requested, are done before the day of surgery. For more health information, go to

Easing Your Child's Fears

If your child is very anxious about surgery, your nurse may also refer you to the Stollery Child Life Program or arrange for a Child Life Specialist to meet with you and your child during this appointment.

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Family Resources

For more information about your child’s surgery refer to Enter the name of your child’s surgery into the search field.

For You and Your Child